Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Keep Up to Date with the Latest Programming News with Ken
For such users, XDA Forum Member mlakkadshaw may have developed just the app for you. Ken is a free app that serves as a news platform delivering the most recent news, reports, tutorials and op-eds from every corner of the Interwebs. Articles are drawn and categorized into predetermined interests, which can be navigated with simple horizontal swipes. Interests include:
- UI for mobiles and sites
Articles that have caught your attention can either be viewed in your web browser or natively on Ken. A zoom function is available, and if you reckon your friends would be interested in certain articles you’ve come across, the app also allows you to share articles on various social networking sites and other platforms.
Mlakkadshaw is accepting suggestions for sites to be included in Ken, and all credit for the articles go to their respective site and author. Light in size, simple in design, and great in practicality, Ken may be an app you’d like to check out. If this is so, you can find more information and download in the original thread.
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Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...